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Security Spotlight

  • The Many Modes of Emergency Notification at Western Kentucky U

    There was no better test of Western Kentucky University's emergency notification system than the events that happened on Oct. 22, 2008, when 911 dispatchers received a mid-day cell phone call of shots being fired and sightings of gunmen on the Bowling Green university's community college campus.More

Campus Security News

  • Mount Holyoke Enhances Video Surveillance

    Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA will be deploying new software to enhance security via video. The college has selected Cernium's Perceptrak video analytics software, integrated with Milestone Systems' XProtect Enterprise IP video management software for its 2,200-student campus.More
  • Forefront Security for Microsoft OCS Unveiled

    Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS) was released to manufacturing, Microsoft announced last week. The solution is designed to protect an organization's network from malware spread through instant messaging (IM). It also provides a filter to support corporate compliance policies.More
  • Hackers Enlist Search Engines for Phishing Attacks

    Hackers are increasingly attempting to influence search engines to misdirect users to spurious Web sites. Earlier this month, software security firm Marshal highlighted the phishing-attack problem and the role of search engine optimization (SEO) in a blog post.More
  • 3 Institutions Deploy FireEye Appliances To Battle Breaches

    San Francisco State University, Santa Barbara City College, and Connecticut College have all gone public with deployment of FireEye appliances on their campuses to preemptively stop data breaches caused by malware that steals student identity data, misappropriates faculty research, and exploits campus computing resources.More
  • Acxiom Teams with PupilCity To Authenticate Test Takers

    PupilCity and Acxiom have teamed up to address authentication needs of distance learners. Students completing online work proctored by PupilCity's ProctorU service will be able to verify--via Acxiom's identity services--that they are the ones enrolled in the course.More
  • Student Competition Tests Cyber Security Skills

    College students will test their knowledge of network security while fending off cyber attacks and battling sleep deprivation in an intense cyber security competition. For the second year, the Computer Information Systems Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona will host the Western Regional Cyber Defense Competition March 27 to 29, 2009.More
  • Vembu Tech Launches Data Backup Software for Schools

    Vembu Technologies has released backup software specifically meant for the education market. StoreGrid Education Edition is designed as a workstation and server backup solution for on-campus backups, with optional offsite replication capabilities.More